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BALLOON:   Inch pitch mods posted by: Rob Rose on 11/8/2007 at 12:09:48 PM
I am building a schwiggin(combo JC Higgin/Schwinn) balloon tire custom and I have 2 questions. The first is can I take a conventional modern front chainring and remove every other tooth to allow an inch pitch chain to work? 2nd question is how late were inch pitch chains used as a rule? Thanks in advance, Rob
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          RE:BALLOON:   Inch pitch mods posted by Nate on 11/9/2007 at 7:06:59 AM
As a rule of thumb, figure skip-tooth is pre-war (World War II)

I think you'e be better off finding an original skip-tooth chainring .vs. trying to make one yourself.
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   Inch pitch mods posted by ken on 11/9/2007 at 9:45:49 AM
Oldroads archives seem to support the opinion that Schwinn used skiptooth into the early fifties. Nonetheless, Nate's rule of thumb stands.
Where are you located, Rob? I have a sweetheart skiptooth ring on an AS&Co crank and the wheel that came with it, a New Departure D hub, in barn-ugly condition, in northern IL - it would have to be rechromed for a restoration project, and I don't need it. Maybe we can make a swap.

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BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom -- 1950 Panther -- Help posted by: Bill on 11/7/2007 at 10:05:43 PM
I need some information. I have a 1952 Phantom I am in the process of restoring. The rear hub (which was on the bike when I purchased it)is a single speed coaster brake BENDIX. The brake arm and hub are painted (factory paint silver grey) the brake arm has painted red letters BENDIX- The hub is smooth (no grooves) and is stamped BENDIX with Elmira, NY 36-13 under that . Is or could this be the original hub? I am in question because it is a painted hub -- on a Phantom ???? I read somewhere about some items not being Chromed during the Korean War ?????
Also I have a 1950 Panther mens tank that has a larger than the Phantom size horn button hole. I am having a bit of a problem finding correct horn button can anyone Help ? Thanks in advance for any help.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom -- 1950 Panther -- Help posted by Bill on 11/7/2007 at 10:39:19 PM
I failed to mention that the rear Bendix hub has a 22 tooth sprocket.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom -- 1950 Panther -- Help posted by Gordon on 11/8/2007 at 4:57:07 AM
Sounds like the 2 speed Bendix that shifts with the handlebar lever. The time frame would be correct for that hub also. If you look at the end of the axle on the righthand side, is there a hole in the center of the axle, or can you see a screw head in the center?
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          RE:BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom -- 1950 Panther -- Help posted by Bill on 11/8/2007 at 8:05:01 AM
No it's a single speed hub , solid axle, very basic.
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          RE:BALLOON:   1952 Schwinn Phantom -- 1950 Panther -- Help posted by Bill on 11/8/2007 at 11:47:31 AM
ALSO--- What this appears to be is a Morrow Hub - As I understand it, Morrow became Bendix about this time period(early fifties).I think this is a "Transition period hub" and is probably the correct period hub for the bike-- But, Is it "correct" for the bike? Also, if I chose to use a different hub say a New Departure, What would be "correct", A hub with lube hole or hub without lube ?
hole ? Chrome brake lever or Cad. ? Model D I suppose ? 22 tooth ? Thanks, Bill





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BALLOON:   Schwinn Phantom posted by: Bill on 11/5/2007 at 7:23:40 PM
Hi, New to the discussion area. I would like to open a topic here that has bothered me for quiet a while now. In an attempt to find information on "correct parts" for the schwinn Phantom it has become apparent that there are many conflicting sources. I believe that there is a need for a source reference of correct equipment per each model and year of Schwinn heavyweight bicycles (there may be one that I am not aware of). The problem would be getting all of the "professionals" to agree on the content. Another concern I have encountered is the opinion of some, that a restored bicycle is somehow not desireable. What am I missing here? Here is a scenerio: some would rather have a rusted, parts missing, paint scratched "original" than a restored bike of same type, model, etc. -- That's fine with me if thats what they want, but why must the same person insist that my nicely restored Phantom is worthless...... No, it's not ... It was worthless when it was laying in the ditch rusted, bent, parts missing, forsaken & forgotten.... at least now it's alive again... repro parts or not. Please help me understand...

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          RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Phantom posted by Skip on 11/6/2007 at 4:49:06 AM
I'm not sure a complete list of correct equipment per each model and year of Schwinn heavyweights exists as it does for Sting-Rays (see the 'Sting-Ray Summary' here on OldRoads).

One problem is that some Schwinn records were destroyed in a fire years ago.

It would be good to try to get a community effort working on this, but there will still be disagreements.
As with any manufactured product, various parts were used in different parts of the country.

On the restoration issue, I do agree that a rusted cycle found in a ditch is better off restored than being left in the ditch. But for cycles in better original shape, remember this: "It's only original once".



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          RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Phantom posted by bill on 11/6/2007 at 9:03:35 AM
Thanks for the reply.. I would never restore a NICE original. But... how many truly NICE originals are there available -- and who can afford them? I guess my point is: There are many different opinions out there. Who is right? I know there are bicycle clubs shows & ect. out there, Do any of these organizations have a set of rules as per each catagory or class ? I.E.---Orig, restored, semi-restored, custom, & etc. I just feel like a "SUPERIOR" reference guideline would be helpful to clear up some of the differences of opinion. I am in this for the fun of it, I enjoy it, but at the same time I want my "finished product" to be correct. I realize that some facts can not be disputed ... I.E. --- A set of Murray forks do not belong on a Phantom... What I am talking about is the nitty gritty stuff ...... Type of plating, hubs (styles, types, types of script), bolts, washers, nuts, ---on and on--- , My point is: Three different "experts" looking at each others bikes, could pick each others cycles to death.
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          RE:BALLOON: Schwinn Phantom posted by joel on 11/6/2007 at 10:05:48 AM
Couple of points:
The Phantom is probably the most documented bicycle out there. They vary a little depending on the year, and some have more deluxe options. Here's an ad showing features and there are catalog pages for all years on this site
http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1951_1959/1953_01.html

Phantoms are very common, also very much in demand. Since there are so many originals out there, it is more difficult to resell a restored bike, especially one that was not restored by a well known professional. Reproduction parts will further devalue the bike.

The Schwinn fire was in 1948. Not many Phantom records would have been effected...

There is more misinformation than fact out there on the internet. Get to know the people in the hobby who are knowlegable if you have questions. Most of the things you mentioned could be resolved by looking at ads or an original bike of the right year.
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          RE:BALLOON:   Schwinn Phantom posted by Bill on 11/6/2007 at 5:14:14 PM
Hey, Thanks for the great link !!! I have many interests, most of them around the antique catagory - Tube radios, furniture, clocks, brass blade Emerson fans, vending machines & etc. Parts are hard to find-- These things take a lot of time, skill, devotion, & money to complete , but when your through - You have something..... Not some plastic throw it away when it quits because you can't repair it- foreign made piece of nothing. I don't sell much of what I restore. Basically if I don't want it to keep I don't restore it. Anyone who has done much restoration work knows that you very seldom make any real money at it , in fact you could work at your hourly job on overtime and make a lot more than you ever would make off of restoring something correctly and then selling it. No for me it's the challenge and fun of it.
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          RE:RE:BALLOON: Schwinn Phantom posted by Joel on 11/7/2007 at 2:12:21 PM
Yea, I'm kinda the same way. I have more interests than space so it is necessary to sell sometimes to make space and upgrade the collection.

Memory Lane sells all the reproduction parts for the Phantom as well as decals, hardware, ect. And the original parts are out there, you just have to hunt them down. Enjoy.


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BALLOON:   How old is the bike posted by: John S. on 11/2/2007 at 3:47:54 AM
I bought this bike several weeks ago. Its a JC Higgins. It has both the name tag and name stamped on the rear brake lever. Underneath the crank are three groups of numbers/letters, one below the other. They are: MOST, MOD 50245500, 179656. The bike is a men's 24 inch as the tires are 24X2.125. I'm guessing the bike is dated anywhere from late 40's to mid 50's. any Ideas?
Thanks... John S.
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          RE:BALLOON: How old is the bike posted by John S. on 11/6/2007 at 4:52:37 AM
To my original question, can anyone direct me to either literature, website or how to decifer the "mod" code. Do you need any other info to help me out.

John S.
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          RE:BALLOON:   How old is the bike posted by Gordon on 11/6/2007 at 6:13:47 PM
I don't think anyone has ever found a code or serial number chart for JC Higgins. Your best bet is to post a photo and one of us with the Higgins, Elgin, Hawthorne book will try and i.d. it for you. Take the photo from the chain guard side. From the tire size, I'm sure your guess is correct - most bicycles went to 1.75 tire width after 1954.
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          RE:BALLOON: How old is the bike posted by John S. on 11/7/2007 at 9:20:32 PM
Thanks Gordon for the comments. I should have some pixs posted within the next few days. I'll post a side shot and several closeups.

thanks again
John s.
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          RE:BALLOON: How old is the bike posted by John S. on 11/9/2007 at 3:23:22 PM
attached are several pictures of the JC Higgins. I hope this helps out dating the bike. Please email with any other questions.

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          RE:BALLOON: How old is the bike posted by John S. on 11/14/2007 at 9:05:03 PM
Can anyone help me with the year of the bike based on the attached pictures.. or are more needed.

Please advise
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What is it posted by: Randy on 11/2/2007 at 12:57:09 AM
Help I just got this bike 2 days ago and I am trying to find out what it is.

I found this number stamped vertically on lower left side of head tube: D6779141


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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What is it posted by ken on 11/2/2007 at 11:49:44 AM
The frame and chainwheel look Murray-built to me. nothing else appears to match; it's a hotrod. I recommend you go to
http://dclxvi.org/chunk/tech/index.html
to see how the great masters put big forks on these for experiments with the wide-band chunkulation field.
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   What is it posted by Randy on 11/2/2007 at 2:08:52 PM
thanks. Yeah the guy I bought it off of said he thought the frame was a murray. The seat and rack are schwinn items and those bars are 12" rise 1" dia apes from my motorcycle parts stash. it had some old rusted out bars on it and these are the same as the ones on my chop so I threw them on. Real nice ride, needs a new rear hub and maybe a springer. Not gonna paint it though I think it looks just right with the old faded blue.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by: paul bennett on 10/29/2007 at 11:26:54 PM
can someone please tell me more about this bike, living in the uk i have never come across this make before. the name on the bike is a proven speedster, frame number is on the rear dropout.
view pics here http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y260/kpracing/cruiser/
any info would be helpfull.
mant thanks
paul.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by password on 10/30/2007 at 3:35:35 AM
A password is needed to view that picture.
Just post the picture here.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by paul on 10/30/2007 at 11:17:13 AM
sorry about that password removed on above link to more pictures.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by Teresa on 10/30/2007 at 2:01:28 PM
I have a mans bike rollfast special add bike number on bike is 5757 can anyone tell me about it how old
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by Jim on 10/30/2007 at 2:38:36 PM
The bike is an AMF, probably Skyrider, from the late 1950's or early 1960's. Fairly common in the US, but the value is still rather low.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by paul on 10/30/2007 at 3:49:12 PM
thanks for the reply, the badge on the head stock says proven, and on the chain guard it says proven speedster. if it is an amf were they a department store like j.c.higgins or were they manufacturers. i was also told it was a j.c.higgins bike but looking through the picture data base i can't find any bikes that are the same as this one. if you look at the photos in the link on my first post you will see it has quite a distinctive tank and light assembly.
paul.
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by ken on 10/31/2007 at 11:03:58 AM
That's a good-looking bike. I covet the gadget on the handlebar.
Take a look at this:
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1175.htm
and this
http://www.nostalgic.net/pictures/1705.htm
Note one has the same chainring, and both have the same chainguard, rims and maybe the rear rack.
AMF, American Machine & Foundry I think, was and I believe still is a conglomerate of epic proportions specializing in recreational products from pogo sticks to pinsetting machines - didn't they buy Harley-Davidson? Nowadays they are synonymous with bowling. I don't know that they absorbed Roadmaster, but it seems like a fair guess; someone here ought to know.
JC Higgins was a product line name belonging to Sears, Roebuck & Co, but probably no longer in use when your bike was built circa 1962... most of the Sears machines that bear a distinct design resemblance to your bike were Murray-built, and the resemblance was competitive and intentional.
I'm sure you have a rebadged Roadmaster, and hope you can learn who retailed the Proven badge. What's your location? Do you see many U.S.-made bikes there? Please be sure to let us know what you learn.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by DION on 11/7/2007 at 7:13:06 AM
I have a JC HIGGINS.I've been trying to get info.on.As far as i can tell it's a womans spaceliner made between 64-69,it looks alot like your's except for the low top bar on the frame,same headlight,handle bars,pedals,ect.I will try and post a pic..... maybe a comparison would help both of us find out more about our bikes.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by DION on 11/7/2007 at 7:30:18 AM
Paul,try this link. http://.the cabe.com/museum/61.html the womens bike in the background look's exactly like mine,the one in front looks alot like yours.
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          RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by ken on 11/7/2007 at 11:42:52 AM
the spaceliner article on thecabe.com is deceptive. It implies that the Spaceliner is the first Murray-built that Sears carried, failing to mention the Flightliner. I would like some corroboration about the end of the JC Higgins timeframe. Dion, please note that Western Auto, Firestone, Gamble's and others sold Murrays that were very similar.
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          RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by DION on 11/8/2007 at 7:22:19 AM
KEN, ty... for your input on this subject,It will narrow my search for the ever elusive answer as to what make,model,ect,bike i have.Again thank you.....DION
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          RE:RE:RE:RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT:   what is this bike? posted by DION on 11/8/2007 at 7:37:20 AM
KEN,I checked on the FLIGHTLINER as you suggested,62 to be exact,and it lookes even closer to my bike then previous pics. that i have seen.narrowing and at the same time widening my search.I'm determind to find out exactly what bike i have.It's in great condition(besides most of the paint is now surface rust)I don't plan on trying to repaint,I think it's beautiful just the way it is,rust and all.
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          RE:MIDDLEWEIGHT: what is this bike? posted by Emily on 3/8/2008 at 10:46:19 PM
I have a Rollfast Starlight. Any info on these? Manuals that came with it, parts, colors (mine's blue), tire type, whether it needs a light on the front, etc. I would like to know the year as well.

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AGE / VALUE:   serial # not found posted by: Rich on 10/28/2007 at 7:25:35 PM
I have a old schwinn with a serial # under the frame F384097 but can not find it on any list to accurately date the bike.
From looking at pictures it is most like a DX but I am not sure, any help would be great! I can send in a picture if needed
thanks in advance
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   serial # not found posted by ken on 10/30/2007 at 10:34:52 AM
you may get some help with dating here:
http://www.angelfire.com/rant/allday101/SchwinnCodesRebuild1.html
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: serial # not found posted by Rich on 11/2/2007 at 5:56:04 PM
I tried that but it did not help - thanks anyone else with an idea of what I can do - I can send you pictures of the bike
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: serial # not found posted by ken on 11/6/2007 at 11:54:36 AM
OK. I'd like to see pictures. Concentrate on: serial #, downtube decals if any, rear fork ends/dropouts, kickstand, headtube.
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MIDDLEWEIGHT:   Schwinn Differences posted by: Paul on 10/28/2007 at 11:11:25 AM
What are the differences between the Schwinn Typhoons, Deluxe Typhoons, Tigers, Hornets, and similar frames?
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BALLOON:   REAR HUB posted by: Gene Kelly on 10/27/2007 at 6:12:48 PM
JUST PICKED UP A EVANS-COLSON.HAS AN ODD SPRINGER SET UP,ALSO THE REAR HUB SAYS 2GANG TORPEDO AUTOMATIC REAR HUB,ALSO BRAKE BAND SAYS TORPEDO. I GUESS THIS IS THE MODEL NAME.ALSO HAS CARLISE LIGHTING W/W TIRES. BIKE IS IN RIDEABLE COND. ONLY THING MISSING IS CHAIN GUARD.LIKE TO KNOW IF REAR HUB CAME ON THIS BIKE,AND IF BIKE HAS ANY VALUE
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          RE:BALLOON:   REAR HUB posted by ken on 10/30/2007 at 10:56:53 AM
I'll guess you have a Sachs two-speed Torpedo hub. It's not the bike's name - actually the Torpedo name appeared on both Sachs and Bendix hubs that shared the same design. Presumably it's a kickback, since it says automatic, and 2gang (ahem- zweigang) is German for two-speed. Please let me know if it is or not.
I inquired on this site back in '01 about the relationship between the two makers, and still don't know if it was contract, partnership or what. Today I put bendix+sachs+torpedo in the site archive search box and it came up #1.
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          RE:BALLOON:   REAR HUB posted by Jim on 10/30/2007 at 2:53:34 PM
The bike would have some value for the springer alone. Since you called the bike an Evans-Colson, I would estimate the date between 1953 and 1957. 1953 was the last year for Colson bikes to be made in Elyria, Ohio. The flood of imports at that time from Europe and the UK caused the bicycle division of Colson to be sold to Evans in Plymouth Michigan. The bikes were sold for a few years under the "Evans-Colson" label, then became known simply as "Evans". In the middle 1990's, the Colson Equipment Company was in Caruthersville, Missouri and still producing wheeled goods such as wheelchairs and stretchers. I don't know their status as of now. If you can post a photo, it would be easier to identify.
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          RE:RE:BALLOON:   REAR HUB posted by GENE KELLY on 10/30/2007 at 3:56:48 PM
Thanks for the help.The hub shifts when you start out pedaling,AS you pick up speed the hub shifts to the 2nd. gear and as you slow down it gets easier to pedal.I was told that the bike is a 1953 or 1954 because it has no holes for the badge, but there is no badge on it at all.I will try to get some pictures a.s.a.p.
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          RE:BALLOON:   REAR HUB posted by Jeff on 12/13/2007 at 6:11:33 PM
The Torpedo Automatic hub would be an aftermarket add-on to that bike as it was not manufactured until the 1960's. It is a great hub for a cruiser. I have two of them on bikes I have built up and love them. If you do decide to swap out the hub, you may be able to sell it for $50-100. They have a small but loyal fan base! Check out http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/fs-torpedo-automatic/
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          colson company speed bike posted by tim maxwell on 5/16/2010 at 4:49:47 PM
bought a small hard rubber tire bike that looks to be a childs bike has a skip chain kick stand on the rear tire and a lable on the neck that says The Colson Co Speed Bike elyria Ohio. any help?
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AGE / VALUE:   Old Spalding Blade posted by: Edward Frost on 10/27/2007 at 5:18:57 PM
A friend of mine recently gave me his professor wife's campus bike, which is a Spalding Blade Te, 12 speed, ladies frame, 27" wheels. I put new tires and tubes on it, and it works fine, but it is essentially an old ladies bike for around town or campus. It even has fenders! I have no idea as to vintage, but it's probably from the 70's sometime. Can I put it on Craig's List for $40. and get someone who can use it?

Frosty
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Spalding Blade posted by ken on 10/30/2007 at 11:06:48 AM
I think so. Any adult bike you can ride is worth $20, and new tires... My Craigslist is Chicago and prices seem absurdly high to me, but people make offers if they're interested.
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   Old Spalding Blade posted by Edward Frost on 10/31/2007 at 9:56:41 AM
Thanks for the reply. I advertised it on Craig's List and got a buyer on the first day for $50. A college student wants it for use on campus. Perfect owner!
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FOR SALE:   western flyer lightweight 2903 posted by: reba on 10/25/2007 at 10:35:45 AM
Hey, I have my grandma's (true) Western Flyer that I want to sell. It is blue, say's "Lightweight-made in England" and has a serial of 2903 below the seat.
Has some rust but works fine. I had the brakes and the tires (baloon I think?) reworked within the last year or two. It also has an original license plate on it from Rochester MN. I guess they needed plates back then. (I can't find the year out; any help on this would be appreciated). I live in Chicago.
Can get a pic if anyones interested. Thanks,
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AGE / VALUE:   1954 Arnold and Schwinn Co. Wasp posted by: Erica on 10/25/2007 at 7:50:08 AM
I have a womens 1954 Wasp and it has not been refurbished yet. It looks to have all original parts including the pedals. Does anyone know what I could presumeably sell this for if A) I sell as is, or B) I refurbish it?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: 1954 Arnold and Schwinn Co. Wasp posted by paul on 10/27/2007 at 2:45:45 PM
Over the years, I've found that if you plan to sell immediately, do not refurbish, IMHO also if it's a valuable antique be it a bicycle, also leave as found, only restoration that might be wise is in the interests of safety: tires, brakes, tightening fittings........paul
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          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 1954 Arnold and Schwinn Co. Wasp posted by Chris on 10/30/2007 at 9:39:36 AM
What does IMHO stand for?
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          RE:RE:RE:AGE / VALUE: 1954 Arnold and Schwinn Co. Wasp posted by Gordon on 10/31/2007 at 8:06:38 PM
In My Humble Opinion
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AGE / VALUE:   dolomiti rims posted by: jay on 10/23/2007 at 3:54:18 PM
has anyone ever heard of the brand "dolomiti"? i have a bicycle with steel rims that say that on them. I know steel rims arent very good, but ive never heard of them.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   dolomiti rims posted by chris on 10/27/2007 at 10:26:41 AM
Sounds Italian. The rims won't fold in half if you strike a fence post.
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BALLOON:   interceptor 100?? posted by: Noland on 10/22/2007 at 10:48:10 PM
hey, i picked up a cruiser that i can't identify. it was pretty rusted out, but i think it says "interceptor 100" on the chainguard. i'd like to know if anyone knows who made this bike. any help would be appreciated. thanks,
Noland
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          RE:BALLOON:   interceptor 100?? posted by Jim on 10/23/2007 at 5:42:57 AM
It was made by Evans in Plymouth Michigan in the late 50's or early 60's. The number 100 indicates it was the base model, with no frills.
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AGE / VALUE:   Age of Roadmaster Frame posted by: Mike Verbrugge on 10/22/2007 at 7:04:41 PM
I have a Roadmaster frame with serial number# D48084. It has the shockmaster springer fork and is crimped for use as whizzer. The whizzer motor is a "J" model which I believe is around 1948. Any way to determine the manufacture date of this frame?
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